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>> president obama and the first family are back in washington tonight. after wrapping up their holiday vacation in hawaii. air force one touched down at joint base andrews in maryland earlier this morning. the president interrupted his vacation by flying back to washington to settle the fiscal cliff negotiations. now. he's back to face new battles over spending cuts and raising the country's
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debt ceiling. the president could also announce nominees for key positions in his cabinet as soon as tomorrow. with the fiscal cliff beginning to fade from the minds of many americans a new fight is heating up on capitol hill. a new deal over the debt ceiling is looming in the not-so-distant future. we go now to elizabeth corridan to check up on both sides and how they're preparing to get a new deal in place. >> "i believe we need to raise the debt ceiling, but if we don't raise it without a plan to get out of debt, all of us should be fired." >> reporter: strong words for a new congress, the new years deadline for the so-called "fiscal cliff" has come and gone. now lawmakers start a new session under pressure to avert another financial crisis -- this time over raising the debt ceiling. if an agreement isn't reached by late february or early march, the united states risks defaulting on its financial obligations. the argument this time around will be over how much congress will agree to cut spending. >> "the bottom line is we can't continue down the path we're on of borrowing money
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to pay our own debt with, and we've got to have serious spending cuts. we've got to have dollar for dollar within the same year." >> reporter: but key democrats say the debt limit and spending cuts are not related, and a deal based on a dollar-for-dollar offset could further damage the country's credit rating. >> "you're going to say i'm not going to pay my bills unless you stop buying stuff? then stop buying stuff so you don't have future bills. but right now we have to pay the bills that have been incurred. if you want to say cut spending for what we do next, fine. but don't tie it to the debt ceiling." >> "a big part of balancing this budget is in fact getting people back to work. that balances us twice, so that's another big piece of it." >> reporter: president obama has said he will not negotiate with congress on whether they should pay their bills. some republicans are now criticizing his fiscal leadership. >> "what's really disappointing to me is that the president isn't generating the discussion on his own, that he has to sort of be dragged kicking and scream, to the table when we have these other big issues like the debt ceiling to get him to talk about it. i wish
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he'd lead." >> reporter: i'm elizabeth corridan, reporting. >> we started with showers but now, clear. as we go for it the night tonight it transition's over to clear conditions. transitioning again to cloudy conditions tonight. we have a weather system that is moving into the bay area. the rainfall will stay well to the north. clouds in the morning and sunshine for the afternoon we have some pretty nice systems. sunshine and warmer temperatures with low mid- 60s. here is the satellite. there is the storm from this morning. south-east. clear skies with this next system
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but the bulk of the rainfall is going to stay to the pacific northwest. showers near eureka here we are at midnight tonight with clear skies and the system is the rain and the clouds as we go for tomorrow look for the clouds to increase with mostly cloudy skies. as this weather system departs we will see clearing for the afternoon with temperatures in the 60s in some spots. 30's in the north bay. mid 30's for the east bay. loma 40's. and high is looking for a nice with mostly sunny conditions for the afternoon. mid upper 50s and nearly 60 degrees for the south bay. highs in the 50s for the east bay. concord.
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nearly 60 degrees for hayward and union city. we are going to go off to the '50s for monday. 60s for the north bay. here is a look at your your kron 4 7 day around the bay lots of sun. temperatures and low 60s. things will change quickly. even some light rainfall wednesday. the showers will continue on thursday. the big story will be the colder temperatures and gusting wind. take a look of those morning lows even in the 20's. >> four people are dead. including the suspect. after a gunman barricades himself inside an aurora colorado home early saturday morning. for more on the story we go now to todd walker. >> "i'll be honest with you,
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i've never been so scared in my life." >> reporter: it may not look like it. >> "it blows my mind." >> reporter: but this neighborhood is just like any other that's ever on the news. it's normally quiet. >> "it was scary no doubt because we had no idea where it was, we thought it might be this house, or this house." >> reporter: and the person accused. kept to himself. >> "he didn't appear to want to say anything to anybody. so i leave people like that alone." >> reporter: that's the way it normally is. today is not normal. >> "at about 3:23 exactly, i heard two shots so i came out. and my dog started crying." >> reporter: it wasn't long before that archuleta jumped out of a second story window to safety. her husband sonny may have believed to have killed 3 people inside this town home in aurora. after that he barricaded himself inside. radio reference: "she's saying he has an assault rifle, he's going to open up on us." refusing to come out for nearly 6 hours. >> "that's gunshots." >> reporter: after shooting at police officers, police
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shot him through a second story window. >> "our swat team goes out on numerous calls. our patrol guys handle barricaded suspects all the time. and peacefully, somebody giving up and coming out and getting the help that they need without injuring anybody. this obviously worst case scenario.it's horrible." >> reporter: it is not the ending anyone wanted. in a neighborhood no one suspected. >> "they were saying, we know you're scared. we won't hurt you." >> reporter: on a day that is far from them north"how do i put it in perspective? you're absolutely right, i can't. this happened right next door to me." >> a hall of fame coach - hangs it up. [ male announcer ] the career landscape of america is changing. new jobs are here, and by 2025, we could have millions more that demand qualified college graduates. many in the bay area. at devry university, our market-responsive bachelor's and master's degree programs can give you what you need to succeed in today's careers and the ones on the horizon.
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>> coming up, we'll see why this coach who made a miraculous comeback after a tragic accident is now leaving in shame. a couple was killed late last night after a fire engulfed their massachusetts condominium. authorities say the victims are believed to be an elderly couple that lived in the woodcrest condominiums. the fire started in the
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couple's fourth floor home and quickly moved through the building. four relatives staying with the couple were injured in the blaze but were able to escape with their lives. authorities are not releasing the names of the the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> two women are on the loose today after escaping from the york correctional institute in niantic connecticut last night. authorities are searching for melissa riley and jessica rivera. it was on a walk back from the gym on saturday night that the guards first noticed the two were missing. they were being held in a minimum security section that is not completely fenced in. the two aren't considered dangerous but a reverse 911 call went out to warn the nearby residents of niantic about the incident. >> hall of fame track and field coach beverly kearney has retired from the university of texas. her resignation comes while the university investigates the allegations that kearney had a sexual relationship with a student athlete back in 2002. kearney is well known for her amazing recovery story after an auto accident left her partially paralyzed more than ten years ago. that crash killed two other people. kearney is also known for leading texas to six
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national championships over the years. she became the first african american coach to win an n- c-a-a championship in division-one track and field. >> coming up bonfires around this san francisco. how you can keep this from happening in the next edition of people behaving badly. >> one system output and other coming and that this rain will not impact us but rainfall, later this week. details officer
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(male announcer): now, here's stanley roberts who found people behaving badly. >> on the corner of kirkwood and dormitory in san francisco sits this lonely tree or should i say whats i believe it's what's left of a christmas tree because of these lights that were still attached and this tree stand a few blocks away, yet more burned up rements of what was once possiblly christmas tree it even scorched this hydrant in fact from the beach to the bay burned up christmas trees litter the san francisco landscape over at ocean beach dispite this "christmas tree burning is prohibited sign" you will find burned trees on the beach people call it a tradition to burn old trees at the beach the national parks service calls it illegal e over at 19th and folsom sits san francisco fire station 7. well at 230 in the morning there was a knock on the door the reason, someone set about a dozen trees on fire
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this is all that left there are chirstmas trees all around the city waiting for the same fate of people setting them ablaze and it's all fun and games until someones personal property gets destroyed because of fire bugs and a dry christmas tree more trees pile up some in places were just the day before only one tree was there you will hear stories my suggestion be part of the solution not the problem dispose of your trees properly . because we all know some people just don't have common sense in san francisco stanley roberts kron 4 news >> if you have a comment or story idea for stanley, e- mail us at peoplebehavingbadly@kron4.co m >> the man accused of shooting movie goers - faces the judge tomorrow. coming up next, a look at what may be the first time the public hears much of the evidence against james holmes. >> plus members of congress starting to take aim at guns. we'll see what new laws are being proposed to keep the public safe. >> and could victims of
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>> when parking around san franciscoyou will now need to feed the meter seven days a week. today marks the first day of sunday parking enforcement in the city. kron 4's mike pelton shows us how much money the city drivers are reacting to the change. >> you are going to start to needed to pay on sunday. >> it is overwhelming. >> there seems to be nothing free. sunday was a relaxing day another wanted to charge you for that it does not seem right. >> you can pay and park for
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the amount of four hours. genuine britain tickets will begin a january 27th between now, and then, warning tickets will be issued. however, written -- tickets will be issued january 27th. >> this manager is at a cafe she will keep a close eye. >> i am just hoping. >> the driving force of according to city officials is they needed to ease traffic concerns on that sunday in the city. >> i fake it is just an excuse they just want to produce more revenue. >> i do not like the way that it is justified. >> these drivers are not buying it. in san francisco, mike pelton, kron 4. >> tickets for the annual burning man festival will soon go on sale. but some longtime participants complain the
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new prices are too steep. tickets will be available for 380 dollars each. tickets opened at 240 dollars last year, with prices steadily rising as the event approached. organizers scrapped last year's lottery system and a first-come, first-served basis. the festival is held the week leading up to labor day in the nevada desert. >> as congress returns from their winter vacation so does the push from many legislators to put into place stricter gun laws. on day one there were nearly a dozen new bills introduced related to gun violence. for more we go now to athena jones in washington. >> reporter: as students at sandy hook elementary returned to class. former congresswoman gabrielle giffords -- nearly killed in a mass shooting two years ago -- visited newtown, connecticut. and on capitol hill, lawmakers arrived to begin a new session on congress. with members in both chambers taking aim at guns. > "this is a fight that the american people are going to
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have to stand up and stiffen their spine." >> reporter: california democratic senator dianne feinstein plans to introduce a bill to ban more than a hundred assault weapons -- eight years after the old ban she championed expired. another senate bill would ban high-capacity magazines. and among nearly a dozen gun bills introduced on day one in the house are efforts to ban online sales of ammunition and to require background checks for all firearm sales, including at gun shows. two bills from freshmen republican congressmen -- would allow more guns around schools -- echoing the position of the national rifle association. a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." >> reporter: pro-gun control groups plan to keep pressing for action. but what are the prospects for their success? > "if you're talking about stuff around the edges, maybe banning high capacity ammunition magazines, that might be possible. the nra is the big issue, but i wouldn't say it's necessarily on the republican side only, it's on the democratic side
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also. you have fully half of your new senate has either an a+, a or a- rating from the nra. so if you want anything to happen on gun control, you're going to have at least half of the senate upsetting the nra and that's a very difficult proposition." > "there is no more uphill fight than this. the question is, do we fight or do we knuckle under?" >> the man accused of shooting scores of movie- goers at an aurora colorado movie theater last summer is expected to face a judge on monday. the court will decide then if there is enough evidence to require james holmes to stand trial. casey wian has the details. >> aurora, colorado, just after midnight, july 20, 2012. >> 9-1-1 cal. 315 and 314 first shooting at century theaters, 14 300 east alameda avenue, they're saying somebody's shooting in the auditorium. >> he came down with his gun in my face.
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he was about three feet away in that incident, i honestly didn't know what to do. i was terrified. >> (9-1-1 call). we need rescue inside the auditorium, multiple victims. >> the guy was just standing by the exit firing away. he's not aiming at a specific person. he's aiming everywhere, trying to hit as many people as he can. >> (9-1-1 call) i've got a child victim. i need rescue at the back door, theater nine, now. > i was thinking i just got to get out of the door, even if i fall dead, just get my kids out of here. >> it was just so horrible. >> (radio call)...suspect is going to be male, unknown race, black camo outside outfit believed to be wearing a vest, gas mask and multiple long guns. > you have the right to remain silent. >> reporter: that suspect, 25-year-old james holmes, is charged with killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. prosecutors are expected to call scores of witnesses before arapahoe county district judge william sylvester. he'll determine whether the evidence is sufficient for holmes to stand trial on more than 150 counts, including murder, attempted
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murder and weapons charges. the weapons included explosives allegedly used to booby-trap holmes' apartment. his attorneys are expected to present a diminished mental capacity defense. > the government's going to absolutely say that. > the government's going to say this guy wasn't crazy. > he was crazy like a fox. > he was conniving. > he was premeditated. he was methodical and that all may be true, but at the same time you can also have a mental disease or defect. >> reporter: he had been seeing a psychiatrist at the university of colorado, where he was a doctoral candidate in neuroscience until dropping out in june. his attorneys say he was hospitalized in november after repeatedly banging his head into a jail wall. the preliminary hearing is expected to last several days. the judge has issued a sweeping gag order, so this may be the first time the public hears much of the evidence against holmes. casey wian, cnn, los
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angeles. >> president obama has signed a financial aid package for president barack obama is expected to nominate republican chuck hagel as the countries newest defense secretary tomorrow. that's according to a senior administration official. the former senator and decorated vietnam war veteran is going to replace the retiring leon panetta. obama and hagel built a strong relationship during their time together in the u-s senate. over the next couple of weeks both obama and hagel will likely face a lot of questions on where hagel stands on many key issues as the country transitions into the future. >> president obama has signed a financial aid package. the congressional package for more funds will face tough scrutiny as it looks for more spending and debt. the bay area saw it's own days of damage after some brutal storms. this is video from our kron archive from more than 30
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years ago. flooding damage nearly wiped out highway 9 in the santa cruz moutains and destroyed homes. officials worked to help minimize the flooding damage over the years but as you can see in video from 19-95. more floods! quite a flash back! but none of that in our future right brian? >> clouds will increase after midnight. we will get clouds with mostly cloudy to start for tomorrow. clouds will clear as market towards the afternoon. mostly sunny. even the low 60s. that is what the futurecast is showing. a cold morning. we
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will still see 30's indicated by the pink. as we go for the late morning and afternoon, 50s. the 60s even in the north bay. some in the south bay with more details on your weekend forecast, coming up. >> president obama has made immigration reform a top priority this year.but how likely is it to pass in congress? we've got the answer for you. next.
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>> police are searching for a suspect after a taxi cab driver was stabbed outside of the macarthur bart station last night. police say that around 6:45 p-m a man got into a taxi cab outside the bart station on 40th street. the suspect and driver then got into an argument which ended when the suspect stabbed the driver. the man then fled the scene on foot and the cab driver was taken to the hospital. as of this morning the victim is in stable
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condition and police are still searching for the missing suspect. we continue the coverage of a rape investigation that is rocking a small ohio town. in steubenville, two members of town's high school football team are accused of repeatedly raping a girl during a series of parties back in august. a peaceful protest was held at the jefferson county courthouse, to show support for the victim. an attorney for ma'lik richmond, one of the defendants, says the mass media coverage on online opinion is affecting his client's chance at a fair trial. an is instead being tried in the court of public opinion. trial for the two suspects is set to begin on february 13th. president obama says immigration reform tops his agenda this year. what's likely to be part of the overhaul and what are the chances congress can get a bill passed? athena jones reports the new congress will have the largest class of latino members ever, so this could be the year lawmakers take action. the holidays have left many of us with new phones, tablets, and other gadgets. kron 4 tech reporter gabe slate shows us how to protect your devices with an affordable online warranty we're taking a look at who was crowned this week's box office winner at the theatres this weekend. after three weeks as king, the hobbit has to settle for 3rd place at the box office. so who stole the show? "texas chainsaw 3d." coming up clear skies for tonight. as we go for tomorrow, when we could see tonight. as we go for tomorrow, when we could see [ woman ] ring. ring. progresso. your new light creamy potato with bacon & cheese soup says it's 100 calories a serving. that's right. in what world do potatoes, bacon and cheese add up to 100 calories? your world. my world. ♪ [ whispers ] real bacon...creamy cheese...
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>> we continue the coverage of a rape investigation that is rocking a small ohio town. in steubenville, two members of town's high school football team are accused of repeatedly raping a girl during a series of parties back in august. a peaceful protest was held at the jefferson county courthouse, to show support for the victim. an attorney for ma'lik richmond, one of the defendants, says the mass media coverage on online opinion is affecting his client's chance at a fair trial. an is instead being tried in the court of public opinion. >> trial for the two suspects is set to begin on
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february 13th. >> president obama says immigration reform tops his agenda this year. what's likely to be part of the overhaul and what are the chances congress can get a bill passed? athena jones reports the new congress will have the largest class of latino members ever, so this could be the year lawmakers take action. >> vice president joe biden at a ceremony to welcome the largest members of latin members, ever. this could help efforts to pass sweeping changes to immigration. >> we need to seize the moment. >> this is a top priority for the president who received a 70% of the latin vote. john boehner. >> i'm not talking about a 3000 page bill. i am talking about is this a common
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sense to secure our borders. have and fix a broken immigration the system. >> the immigration task force for the latin caucus is don't buy this representative. >> take a look at this analogy. the guns and immigration, are much closer. >> we've all signed on the dotted line there is a lot of work to be done but the commitment is there to getting the work done. >> what could comprehensive legislation to look like? it could be for up border security, and punish companies that hire undocumented workers and undocumented workers could gain legal status. however, people are skeptical. >> how on earth is congress ever want to be convinced to
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pass a package the kind of he is talking about. when nothing is made for the public. >> this could be a long road ahead for this legislative push. >> what is interesting right now is that everybody is talking the talk and that is including democrats and republicans. >> the big question is if they can approach this the same. should it be one large role such as what the democrats would like for a smaller one, such a pass something that the republicans would prefer. because it is so complex. but the net jones athena--- jones, reporting. >> brian:there is this a system that is coming closer. and it is going to increase but all of this
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rainfall will stay to the north. not as far south as what we saw. yesterday. however, for tomorrow we can expect clouds and temperatures will be warming up the next couple of days. 60s. home ihere is the satellit, going out towards the east. there is a another storm that is making its way on to the north coast. notice the rainfall is far to the north and that is where it will stay. on futurecast. clouds and even further to the north but these clouds will begin to brspread south. with partly/mostly skies and clearing for the afternoon. by noon, still some clouds
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however, those could dissipate for the afternoon. the rainfall is going to stay near ukiah until wednesday. morning temperatures. the coolest will be in the north bay, mid 30's. pleasanton, livermore, low 30's for inland and the highs will be in the afternoon will be 50s and even low 60s. nearly 60s for sunnyvale, mountain view, san jose. readings with upper 50s in the east bay. not only inland but also by the bay. san francisco, 56 degrees. san bruno, 57 and your kron 4 7 day around the bay tuesday, clouds in the morning with sunshine in the afternoon warmer but things will change with a cold system on wednesday and then a cool
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down. temperatures will be dropping with clouds on wednesday with the chance of light rain late. the big impact on this system will be cold and windy conditions. take a look oppose temperatures. 20's and 30's. >> the holidays have left many tablets, and other gadgets. kron 4 tech reporter gabe to protect your devices with an affordable online warranty >> it is really well known that the retail warranties are not quite as competitive as something online. this is squaretrade..an online only entity at 60% cheaper. they
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offer more protection and a typical warranty is for three years compared to one year at a location. they cover almost as if it stops for any reason. and if you have an issue with your eye, print it out. send your catch it and they will guarantee within five days to send it tback. what i also like is the offer a d h accidental damage from handling. it is still covered under the warranty. and you are still fully covered compared to what you have. you can get a warranty for as low as $20 that will last for three years. could customer reviews and you can trust them. i would recommend it trchecking them
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out. and alsowe're taking a look at who was crowned this week's box office winner at the theatres this weekend. after three weeks as king, the hobbit has to settle for 3rd place at the box office. so who stole the show? "texas chainsaw 3d." fanticket sales for the horror movie hit 23-million dollars. "django unchained", last weekend's runner up, finished in the same spot again this week. the quentin tarantino flick brought in another 20- million dollars and pushed its domestic haul to over 106-million dollars. after three weeks at number one, "the hobbit:an unexpected journey" slipped to number three, taking in 17-and-a- half million dollars. >> if running for your health isn't motivation enough. how about running for your life! we explain a new workout program that has you dodging zombies! that's ahead! >> all sold there is a giveaway www.kron4.com there is a ... give away go to
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